New offices for labour disputes

LABOUR complaints can now be filed at two new offices opened by the country’s labour watchdog yesterday.

The ‘Labour Claims Departments’ at the Expat Protection Centre in Sehla and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) branch in Riffa will register all labour-related disputes, including non-payment of wages. Continue reading

New labour welfare projects to be launched in Bahrain

A NUMBER of labour-centric initiatives will be launched in Bahrain this year to safeguard the welfare of expatriate workers and employers.

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) is undertaking these programmes under the motto, ‘Leaving No-one Behind’, according to chief executive Ausamah Al Absi. Continue reading

New service to help distressed expatriate employees

A new initiative is being launched to streamline the process of helping distressed expatriate employees sue their employers.

Two special offices will be opened soon to assist an aggrieved worker compile all relevant documents and submit a complaint electronically on the same day to the Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry. Continue reading

30,000 sign up for flexi permit to legalise their stay in Bahrain

A TOTAL of 30,000 expatriates have legalised their stay in Bahrain over the past two years by signing up for flexible work permits.

The documents allow recipients to live in Bahrain and work as freelancers, providing services to a variety of employers on either a full-time or part-time basis. Continue reading

Fun and games initiative to boost morale of expatriate workers

AN initiative to boost the morale of Bahrain’s low-paid expat workers saw almost 1,000 come together for an action-packed day of activities yesterday. The ICRF Workers Day – Autumn Fest, organised by the Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF), was held at the Indian School grounds, Isa Town. Continue reading

Under the Patronage of His Highness the Governor of the Southern Governorate, LMRA inaugurates its seventh branch in Riffa-Buhair

Southern Governer Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa yesterday inaugurated a new office of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in the presence of LMRA Chief Executive Ausamah Al Absi and other Labour Ministry officials. Continue reading

Bahrain’s record is impressive

AS we mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, I, on behalf of the Embassy of the Philippines, the Republic of the Philippines and most of all, the over 50,000 overseas Filipinos living and working in Bahrain, extend congratulations on the Kingdom of Bahrain’s attainment of Tier 1 status in the US Department of State classification of States in Combating Trafficking in Persons. Continue reading